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AOpen competes for digital signage orders, says chairman

Nov 27, 14:44

While many digital signage providers focus on hardware, AOpen has been competitive through developing optimal solutions consisting of hardware, software, content, and maintenance services based on client needs, according to company chairman and CEO Bernie Tsai.

Migration to Windows 10 to be fastest yet, says Gartner

Nov 24, 16:01

Windows 10 is poised to become the most widely installed version of Windows ever, following on the path of Windows XP and Windows 7 before it, according to Gartner. Gartner predicts that 50% of enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by January 2017.

Alibaba offers Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund

Nov 20, 12:11

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has started operating the Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund, a venture capital fund of NT$10 billion (US$308 million) specifically for Taiwan-based start-up teams or companies.

Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai

Chunghwa Telecom, Advantech, HwaCom Systems cooperate to offer 4G-based ITS solution

Nov 20, 10:49

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), industrial computing solution provider Advantech and information, network, telecom integration service provider HwaCom Systems on November 19 signed an MoU for cooperation to offer a 4G-based ITS (intelligent transportation system) solution, according to Advantech.

Taiwan-based Google Play app developers double in 2 years

Nov 19, 12:45

The number of Taiwan-based app developers registered on Google Play increased by 200% in the past two years, while the money spent by users outside Taiwan for applications developed by Taiwan developers grew 250% in 2014, according to Karim Temsamani, president of Google Asia Pacific.

Karim Temsamani, head of Google Asia Pacific

Taiwan Optical Platform to be listed in mid-December

Nov 18, 11:54

Taiwan Optical Platform (TOP), the fourth largest MSO (multi-system operator of cable TV) in Taiwan, will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 16 at a tentative initial price of NT$130 (US$4.0) per share.

China market: Foxconn ties up with CCTV to launch IoT-based video services

Nov 18, 11:42

Shenzhen-based NxEra, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics, has set up a joint venture with a subsidiary of China Central Television (CCTV) for providing IoT-based video services, according to a media report in China.

The InFocus M550 smartphone

AMD launches Boltzmann Initiative to reduce barriers to GPU computing on AMD FirePro graphics

Nov 17, 16:03

Building on its strategic investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA), AMD announced a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. The Boltzmann Initiative leverages HSA's ability to harness both central processing units...

Google leads technology, testing, software development for autonomous driving, says IHS

Nov 16, 14:55

Autonomous driving continues to be one of the most widespread research and development activities within the global automotive industry, as automakers and technology companies alike strive to put advancements into production and implement them for on-road testing and approvals. According to a recent...

China software industry posts January-September revenues of over CNY3 trillion, says MIIT

Nov 9, 11:03

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY3.113 trillion (US$498 billion) in January-September 2015, growing 16.5% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Acer sets up joint-venture venture capital in China

Nov 5, 15:22

Acer, in line with promoting its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business, has established joint-venture venture capital of CNY100 million (US$15.75 million) in Chongqing City, western China, with Acer holding a 30% stake and Taiwan-based ODM Wistron, China-based ZTEsoft and the city government holding...

Taiwan startup Appier lands funding from global investors

Newswatch - Nov 4, 11:00

Taiwan-based startup Appier has successfully closed US$23 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital, UOB Venture Management, TransLink Capital, JAFCO Asia and MediaTek Ventures, according to the company.

Appier management team

Professional services driving IoT revenues but will be displaced by IoT software platforms and analytics revenues starting 2019, says firm

Nov 3, 15:31

Professional services are driving over 40% of global IoT revenues today. Professional services consist of a myriad of service activities including mobile, web and server-side application development, IT and OT systems integration, and consulting. However, by 2019, software platforms and analytics services...

Samsung looking to merge Tizen with IoTivity platform, says report

Oct 29, 14:46

Samsung Electronics is planning to merge its in-house developed operating system Tizen with its Internet of Things (IoT) platform IoTivity, looking to enhance the platform's competitiveness, according to a Korean-language ChosunBiz report.

Insyde reports profits for 3Q15

Stockwatch - Oct 29, 14:16

Taiwan-based BIOS designer Insyde Software has announced consolidated revenues of NT$197.17 million (US$6.07 million) for third-quarter 2015. The company also reported consolidated operating losses of NT$2.72 million and net profits before tax of NT$7.5 million.

Alibaba nets over CNY22 billion for 3Q15

Oct 28, 12:07

The largest China-based e-commerce service provider Alibaba Group Holding has released its financial report for third-quarter 2015, recording net profit of CNY22.703 billion (US$3.572 billion) which hiked 649.27% on year.

TV channels go direct to consumers to tap into surging subscription online video revenues, says IHS

Oct 27, 15:56

The traditional TV channels business is entering a period of flux. According to Ted Hall, research director at IHS, the core concept of the channel is fragmenting, as audience behavior is changing and broadcasters are adapting to meet evolving viewer needs. The traditional linear channel will be around...

Acer sets up 3rd global BYOC operation center in China

Oct 26, 12:17

Acer has announced the establishment of a subsidiary, Acer Cloud Technology (Chongqing), in Xiantao Big Data Valley in Chongqing City, western China, becoming its third global BYOC (bring your own cloud) operation center after the ones in Taiwan and Silicon Valley respectively.

IBM pushing competitiveness in server CPU market

Oct 22, 15:13

IBM has recently decided to open part of its software source code for the China government to examine, and with IBM's action to license its Power chip architecture to China's chip designers in 2014, sources from the server supply chain believe IBM is looking to compete against Intel in the server CPU...

Digitimes Research: Android Pay to become a prevailing mobile payment tool

Oct 22, 14:47

Android Pay, announced at Google I/O 2015, will eventually beat Apple Pay to capture a majority share of the global mobile payment market, making "payment apps as a service" a prevailing mobile service, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Netflix to make strong presence in Japan market

Oct 21, 11:03

Netflix has officially made inroads into the Japan market in cooperation with Softbank, a move which will add pressure on local service providers, according to Digitimes Research.

China software industry posts January-August revenues of over CNY2.7 trillion, says MIIT

Sep 30, 11:45

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.708 trillion (US$434.5 billion) in January-August 2015, growing by 16.7% on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Healthcare providers in India to spend US$1.2 billion on IT in 2015

Sep 29, 13:48

Health care providers in India are expected to spend US$1.2 billion on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 7% over 2014, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals, as well as ambulatory service and physicians practices) on internal...

Integrated infrastructure and platform market sees 1.7% on-year growth in 2Q15, says IDC

Sep 25, 15:37

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Tracker, the worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms market saw revenues increased by 1.7% on year to US$2.4 billion during the second quarter of 2015. The market shipped 1,210 petabytes of new storage capacity...

Foxconn invests in China-based LifeSmart

Sep 25, 11:28

Foxconn Electronics has committed equity investment in China-based LifeSmart, an Internet-based smart home device vendor, by participating in a capital increase project initiated by LifeSmart, according to industry sources.

Tmall Global sets up Taiwan pavilion

Sep 25, 11:19

Tmall Global, a cross-country B2C online shopping platform belonging to the China-based Alibaba Group, has announced the establishment of a Taiwan pavilion on its shopping platform specifically for Taiwan-based brands to promote their products to consumers in China.

Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based devices in October

Sep 17, 11:11

Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 10 Mobile-based mobile devices, including Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets, at a product event to be held in New York on October 6, according to industry sources.

Sony promoting own crowd funding platform

Sep 16, 11:08

Sony has launched its own crowd funding platform, First Flight, to encourage employees to engage in innovative activities internally, while promoting its brand image, according to industry sources.

China market: Aliyun starts using datacenter in eastern China

Sep 10, 10:48

Alibaba Cloud Computing (Aliyun), a member of the Alibaba Group, has inaugurated a cloud computing datacenter in Zhejiang, eastern China.

Digital Taipei 2015 opens

Sep 9, 16:01

Digital Taipei 2015, an annual digital content exhibition and conference organized by the government-sponsored Information Industry Institute, is taking place during September 8-9, with more than 100 companies and independent developers exhibiting digital content and nearly 200 buyers from 20 countries...

Virtual reality growing at rapid pace, opening up new markets for various industries, says firm

Sep 8, 16:06

The gaming industry always a pioneer with new technology is leading the way with virtual reality (VR), utilizing the fast growing binocular head-mounted displays market which is set to grow 250% in 2016 globally, according to Futuresource Consulting. A burgeoning consumer market for 360 degree single...

Over-the-air software updates to create boon for automotive market, says IHS

Sep 7, 15:49

While quite common in smartphones and personal computers, remote over-the-air (OTA) software updates are still only in their infancy in the automotive space, according to a new report from IHS.

Taiwan market: Microsoft offers business-use mobile information security solution

Sep 4, 16:10

Microsoft on September 3 unveiled Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), a software solution to help enterprises protect information when operations involve employees' using mobile terminal devices, in the Taiwan market.

General Integration expects to achieve revenues of NT$300 million from 3D business in 2015

Sep 4, 12:25

General Integration Technology, a 3D printing solution provider subsidiary of Taiwan-based Aurora, expects to achieve revenues of NT$300 million (US$9.2 million) from the 3D printing business in 2015, up 50% from 2014.

Global market for smart grid IT software and services expected to total US$142 billion from 2014-2024, says report

Sep 3, 14:21

As power grid operators and managers address the growing challenges of stability and reliability to the grid, modern IT solutions are increasingly being leveraged to automate control and maintenance functions and to more efficiently engage with customers. These new systems are expected to represent...

AsiaInfo to acquire Trend Micro business in China

Sep 2, 15:13

AsiaInfo, a NASDAQ-listed China-based provider of software solutions and IT services for the telecom sector, will acquire antivirus and Internet content security software developer Trend Micro's business operations in the China market, according to AsiaInfo.

III sets up IoT intelligent commerce SIG to promote smart e-commerce in Taiwan

Sep 2, 11:45

The Taiwan government-sponsored Institute for Information Industry (III) has announced the establishment of the IoT (Internet of Things) Intelligent Commerce SIG (special interest group) for boosting cross-industry cooperation to develop smart e-commerce solutions for application in Taiwan.

China software industry posts January-July revenues of nearly CNY2.36 trillion, says MIIT

Aug 28, 15:34

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.359 trillion (US$379.4 billion) in January-July 2015, growing 16.6% on year, according to statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Taiwan market: CHT partners with Microsoft to provide cloud computing services

Aug 27, 11:21

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has signed a strategic-alliance agreement with Microsoft for cooperation on Cloud Solution Provider and Cloud OS Network, with CHT responsible for providing Microsoft Office 365 cloud computing services on a rental basis for CHT's enterprise and government subscribers.

Global service robot market to grow 20-30% annually

Aug 27, 10:56

The market value of service robots globally is expected to grow 20-30% on year, growing from US$8.5 billion in 2015 to over US$20 billion in 2020, according to an industry estimate.

Taiwan businesses urged to develop IoT devices

Newswatch - Aug 26, 11:05

Taiwan-based companies have an advantage in developing IoT products thanks to their innovative ideas, flexibility and efficient implementation, according to John Wang, founder of Tolink, an IoT solution provider.

Taiwan firms optimize OpenStack software products for transition, says COO

Aug 18, 12:20

Taiwan's software developers and related firms will deploy cloud infrastructure and step into the related application market by getting involved in programs and applications initiated by OpenStack, according to Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation.

COO Mark Collier (left) and community manager Tom Fifiled of OpenStack Foundation

Digitimes Research: Samsung Artik products to support Arduino standard

Aug 13, 12:12

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will seek to make its Artik platform products as Arduino-certified platforms for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, a move which indicates a growing concern for the open hardware source community to play a more important role in the development of new IoT...

China market: Huawei to offer business-use cloud services

Aug 4, 15:48

China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier.

Risks to drive US$10 billion cyber insurance market by 2020, says firm

Aug 3, 14:38

Continued and sustained cyberattacks are having a ruinous effect on enterprises and driving up the cost of incident response. With over 900 million reported records exposed in 2014, more companies are seriously starting to consider transferring risks to insurance providers. Despite growing awareness...

Electronic dictionary vendor Global View sets up business incubator in Beijing

Jul 31, 16:08

Taiwan-based Global View, an e-dictionary and e-translator vendor, has set up an innovative business incubator in Beijing, aiming to help Taiwan-based teams establish startup companies in China, according to company chairman Chou Chih-yuan.

Global View chairman Chou Chih-yuan

Taiwan, China firms to jointly set up cloud-based educational platform

Jul 30, 15:54

Taiwan-based Global View, an e-dictionary and e-translator vendor, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Wei Dong Group to develop a cloud-based educational platform for the educational sector in China and other markets, according to Global View.

PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 11:20

As Microsoft will allow free upgrades of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 10, which has relatively low hardware requirements, PC replacement demand due to the launch of the new operating system (OS) is unlikely to surge immediately and instead may emerge slowly and gradually, according to Taiwan-based...

Taiwan IoT makers have to develop innovative applications, says Acer founder

Jul 29, 16:08

To compete for business opportunities in the global Internet of things (IoT) market, Taiwan-based makers should capitalize on advantages in information and communication technology to create hardware added value through developing innovation applications, Acer founder Stan Shih said at an IoT forum...

Windows 10 available in 190 countries as free upgrade

Jul 29, 15:51

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is available, starting July 29, as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets. Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana, an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience. Windows 10 offers one experience that...

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